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West of England Institute of Technology

Join the creators and makers of the future

If you're looking for an apprenticeship and a career in the ever-growing engineering, cyber and computing industry, Gloucestershire College, part of the West of England Institute of Technology, is the place to develop after your college course or A Levels.

What is the West of England Institute of Technology?

Gloucestershire College is a proud partner in the West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT) - a government-funded programme bringing together key academic and employer partners across the region to develop the skills of the future.

We're proud to work with Weston CollegeUniversity of the West of EnglandYeovil College and Bath College as academic partners in WEIoT. The anchor employers of the WEIoT include Bamboo Technology, GE Aviation, Renishaw, GKN Aerospace, JISC, Leonardo, Airbus, National Composites Centre, North Somerset Council, io Academy, Rolls Royce, St Monica Trust, United Bristol and Weston Health NHS Trust

Together we are committed to providing the next generation with the digital and technical skills they need for the jobs of the future.

We design and deliver flexible, higher-level technical learning to equip individuals with the skills to fully participate in, and contribute to, economic growth driven by digital innovation and emerging technologies. ​

We are one of only 12 national Institutes of Technology licenced by the Department for Education to support local employers develop higher-level skills and train employees for the jobs of tomorrow. ​

Discover more about the WEIOT here

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Jess Faulkner, Engineering Degree Apprentice at GE Aviation

Gloucestershire College is a proud champion of apprenticeships. To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we are showcasing success stories from our amazing apprentices and employers. We caught up with 20-year-old Jess Faulkner, an Engineering Degree Apprentice at GE Aviation, who studied Mathematics, Physics and Computing at sixth form whilst working part-time and attending weekend courses to learn more about engineering.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Gary Shaw, Mechanical Analysis Engineer at GE Aviation

Gloucestershire College is a proud champion of apprenticeships. To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we are showcasing success stories from our amazing apprentices and employers. We caught up again with 24-year-old Gary Shaw, Mechanical Analysis Engineer, now he has successfully completed his degree apprenticeship.

#NAW2021 Apprenticeship Case Study: Jake Butler, Engineering Degree Apprentice at GE Aviation

Gloucestershire College is a proud champion of apprenticeships. To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we are showcasing success stories from our amazing apprentices and employers. We caught up with 19-year-old Jake Butler, an Engineering Degree Apprentice at GE Aviation, who came from Sir Thomas Rich’s School in Gloucester after having studied Mathematics, Physics and Product Design A Levels.

#NAW2021 Renishaw engineering apprenticeship applications close this week!

You can apply online now for an engineering apprenticeship at Renishaw. The apprenticeship applications, including those for degree apprenticeships, will close on Friday 12 February 2021 so you need to be quick! Find out more here.

Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship gets gold seal of approval

Approved by a panel of industry experts, Gloucestershire College’s Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship in collaboration with UWE Bristol has been accredited with ‘Tech Industry Gold’. Read more here.

University level learning, on your doorstep

We’re excited to unveil our new university-level prospectus, showcasing courses starting from September 2021.

Whether you’re unsure about which direction you’d like to take, or you know exactly the career path you’d like to follow, Gloucestershire College has a wide range of courses to give you the qualifications and experience you need to succeed.

Employer case study: Renishaw - The value of apprenticeships in business

Gloucestershire College proudly works with Renishaw to train Embedded Electronic Engineering Degree (Level 6) Apprentices. We caught up with Julia Russell, Apprentice Lead at Renishaw, to share why apprenticeships form such an important part of their business and why local employers should consider hiring apprentices or upskilling existing members of staff through apprenticeships.

Apprentice Spotlight: Jack Chapman, GloucestershireLive Apprenticeship Awards 2020 Finalist

The winners of the GloucestershireLive Apprenticeship Awards 2020 are soon to be announced during a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday 19th November 2020. Gloucestershire College is proud to share the achievements of our outstanding apprentices, with six finalists in the awards this year. We are delighted to shine a spotlight on our finalists to celebrate their incredible achievements and inspire others to pursue an apprenticeship. Congratulations to all our finalists, we have our fingers crossed for you on the big night!

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Why Gloucestershire College?

We have a lot of experience offering Apprenticeships and work-related training. We have industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching staff which provide the ideal complement to work-based learning.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.

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